Washington Sundar, Suryakumar Yadav's fight wasn't enough as India lost to the Kiwis in the opening match of the three-match T20I series.
Sundar 50(28) who gave a ray of hope to India in the chase finally departs.
Can Washington Sundar do it?
Shivam Mavi gets run-out and India is still in trouble.
Deepak Hooda too makes his way back to the hut. Momentum is in New Zealand's side and it has become difficult for India to make comeback.
Team India needs 67 runs off the last 5 overs of the match. Deepak Hooda and Washington Sundar in action for India.
Hardik Pandya 21(20) departs and India is again in deep trouble.
Suryakumar took charge and developed a partnership withh Hardik Pandya after India lost early wickets. He smashed 47 runs off 34 deliveries before getting dismissed by Ish Sodhi.
Suryakumar Yadav who is batting at 19 runs gets saved by the Umpire's call as New Zealand's DRS goes in vain.
Team India is struggling to score runs. New Zealand were 47/2 after their powerplay.
Surya shows his aggressive intent by smashing 14 off 6 balls, Will he be able to take India out of trouble?
Few moments after Tripathi made his way to the hut, Shubman gill lost control and gave away an easy catch.
Rahul Tripathi falls prey to Jacob Duffy's as India lose another wicket.听
Bracewell dismisses Ishan Kishan and Team India lands in trouble
Arshdeep Singh bowls another expensive bowler of the match as he gives away 27 runs. New Zealand set a decent target for India.
Yet another last over, yet another 6 and yet another 6 after no ball. Team India looks in trouble as Mitchel smashes a half-century after back-toback sixes.
Shivam Mavi dismissed Santner as New Zealand 6 down
Bracewell makes his way back to pavillion and Ishan Kishan dismisses him through a brilliant throw.
New Zealand batters look in great form as their innings is approaching an end. India bowlers are in hunt for another wicket.
Conway smashes 50 off 31 balls. His half-century includes six boundaries and a maximum.
Kuldeep takes his first wicket听 as he dismisses Phillips 17 (22) and breaks an important partnership.
Conway and Phillips take the charge and runs start showering from their bats. India in searchh for the third wicket
Match looks balanced a Glenn Phillips and Devon Conway aim to create a new partnership by disastrous dismissals by Washington Sundar.
Washington Sundar takes an unbelievable catch to send back Mark Chapman 0 (4) and shift pressur on the Kiwis.
After another expensive over by Arshdeep, Washington Sundar dismissed an in form Finn Allen 35 (23) to break New Zealand's momentum
1st Over: Hardik Pandya bowls an expensive over to give away 12 runs as Devon Conway and Finn Allen look geared up.
2nd Over:听Arshdeep Singh too proves to be expensive by conceding 11 runs.
3rd Over: Washington Sundar balances it out for India by giving away just 3 runs in his first over.
New Zealand are geared up to bat first as听India听skipper Hardik Pandya bowls first over.
Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner(c), Michael Bracewell, Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
Mitchell Santner: We were challenged in the ODIs. There is no experience like playing India at home. Would be a challenge for some of the new guys. Looks pretty good. The dew is setting in. Would have been good to bowl first. Putting runs on the board and then defending would be challenging. Tom Latham and Nicholls are gone. Chapman and Sodhi are in.
Ishan Kishan(w), Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(c), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh
Hardik Pandya: We will have a bowl first. Looks like a good track. I can see dew right now and hence we want to bowl first. Just go out there and play the best cricket we know. It is a young team. We will focus on playing good cricket. Playing the ODIs before T20Is makes it easy to pass on. For a lot of them it is an experience just being in the team. Yuzi, Mukesh, Jitesh and Prithvi miss out.
India win toss and opt to bowl first. Considering the dew at the pitch the decision was expected.
Out of 3 T20 matches played at this venue, 1 have been won by the team batting first, and the team chasing has won two times. The ground is favourable for the team bowling first, and if common sense prevails, the skipper winning the toss might want to bowl first.听
The average 1st innings total at the听JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi is 155. It drops down to 110 in the 2nd innings. The deck at JSCA International Stadium is generally great for spinners, and you get proper grip and turn to take advantage of at this venue. In the first T20I, that shall continue to be the case.
India T20I Squad: Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jitesh Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Prithvi Shaw
New Zealand T20I Squad: Devon Conway (wk), Mitchell Santner (c), Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy, Michael Rippon, Dane Cleaver, Henry Shipley, Ben Lister
Live streaming of the 1st T20I between India and New Zealand match will be available on Star Sports Network.
Live streaming of the 1st T20I between India and New Zealand match will be available on the Disney+听Hotstar听app.
India are set to face New Zealand in a three-match T20I series beginning in Ranchi on Friday. Hardik Pandya, who led a 2-1 series win over Sri Lanka earlier this month, is back leading the T20 side with some regulars and fringe players in the squad.
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